Ford Performance and Mustang have paired up to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day with the commemorative Old Crow Mustang GT. This one-of-a-kind Mustang pays tribute to the P-51 Mustang fighter plane that flew over the beaches of Normandy during the Allied Invasion in 1944 and the brave men who sacrificed for freedom.
The Old Crow was specifically inspired by Col. Bud Anderson, a flying ace in World War II. Serving on two different combat tours and 116 missions, Col. Bud Anderson flew behind the wheel of a P-51 airplane for it all. Anderson grew to call his P-51 “Old Crow,” so Ford and Roush aimed to design a Mustang that brought back the vibes of the classic airplane.
The badging and paint scheme on the Old Crow will resemble that of the P-51 Mustang that Anderson flew. And while the car might not be able to elicit the true power and thrill of a war plane, it delivers solid performance with a Roush/Ford Performance supercharger that helps deliver more than 700 horsepower.
The Old Crow is set to be auctioned off in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, at “The Gathering,” an auction that occurs every year at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s 2019 AirVenture. All proceeds from the auction will go directly to the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Aviation Foundation, which supports, educates, and encourages future pilots.